dislocation of self

A Quote by James Hillman on character, eccentric, hero, uncertainty, self, dislocation of self, and blessing

The character truest to itself becomes eccentric rather than immovably centered, as Emerson defined the noble character of the hero. At the edge, the certainty of borders gives way. We are more subject to invasions, less able to mobilize defenses, less sure of who we really are, even as we may be perceived by others as a person of character. The dislocation of self from center to indefinite edge merges us more with the world, so that we can feel “blest by everything.”

James Hillman

Source: The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life, Pages: 37

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